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Winter season 2016/2017
December 16, 2016 to Easter mondat April 17, 2017

The following booking conditions apply: Minimum lenght of stay: 3 night. Arrival and departure: daily
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Wind: 12mph S
Humidity: 87%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
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Uphill Access Information

01/13/20  New Update to our Uphill Access Policy! Click Here to Find Out More!
12/18/20  New Update to our Uphill Access Policy! Click Here to Find Out More!


At Cooper, the safety of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance. That concern for safety is the deciding factor in all decisions regarding mountain access, which includes all means of uphill travel. The US National Forest Service acknowledges that ski resort operators have the ability to decide and define how ski trails and facilities can be operated, accessed, and utilized. This provides Cooper authority over land use within its Special Use Permit boundary. It is important to remember that uphill access via means other than the lifts is a privilege not a right, and thus your cooperation with Cooper Management and policies is what makes the opportunity for such activities possible.

Uphill access at Cooper looks very different this season, much like everything else. If you plan to do any uphilling (skinning, snowshoeing, etc.) please read the guidelines below to familiarize yourself with the changes taking place and what will be expected of you.

  1. Uphill access between the hours of 8am and 4pm requires a Cooper Season Pass or Cooper Day Pass. There is no free uphill access to anyone during these hours. If you are uphilling during these hours, you may be stopped by a Cooper employee and asked to present your RFID card to ensure that you have proper access loaded onto it.
  2. Uphill access between the hours of 4pm and 7:30am is free of charge and open to anyone
  3. There is no access to Cooper of any kind from 7:30am to 8am.
  4. Dogs and pets of any kind are strictly prohibited on the mountain and in the base area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This rule applies from December 1, 2020 through one week after closing day, spring 2021. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME OR UPHILL ACCESS MAY BE CLOSED COMPLETELY FOR THIS SEASON.
  5. There is one designated uphill route on each aspect of the mountain, just as in years past. LOOKER’S LEFT SIDE OF TRAIL’S END is the frontside uphill route. LOOKER’S LEFT SIDE OF AMBUSH is the Piney Basin uphill route. LOOKER’S RIGHT SIDE OF LOW ROAD is the Tennessee Creek Basin uphill route.
  6. Remain as close to the tree line as possible when ascending uphill and be vigilant for downhill traffic.
  7. Stay off of closed trails and runs. Whether you’re uphilling during operating hours or closed hours, it is your responsibility according to the Colorado Ski Safety Act to research and know what areas are closed and remain off of them.
  8. DO NOT uphill on trails and runs where grooming operations are taking place. Keep as far away as possible from snowcats.
  9. Child carrier packs, backpacks or chest packs, are prohibited at all times on the mountain.
  10. Be courteous to other guests and employees, be safe, and have fun!
two people skinning up Cooper
Designated Uphill Routes
Uphill route
Uphill Route